The European Unionâ€™s recently launched defense fund has been widely praised as a long-overdue step toward defense autonomy, a real game-changer at a time when the United States has become an increasingly unreliable ally on security issues.
These steps toward a so-called security union and common defense policies were even hailed by some EU leaders as the key to injecting fresh momentum into the European project after a decade of crises.
Thereâ€™s no question the EU should boost its defense capabilities and excise wasteful duplication in its membersâ€™ military arsenals. But the plans being discussed could seriously backfire.
The EU has always struggled …read more
Source: European Voice